Tag Archives: Channel 4

Mortgage, Mortgage, Mortgage: house-buying in 2017

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on the return to Croydon of a weekly piece of property porn The Channel 4 property show Location, Location, Location this week comes to Croydon and, in its 23rd series, delivers an episode which sums … Continue reading

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Channel 4 food programme seeks volunteers for new series

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Portas Pilot one year on: more shops have closed in Croydon

The state of Surrey Street and Church Street markets in Croydon are worse now than 12 months ago, when the area was awarded a £100,000 grant by the local government department as part of the Portas Pilot scheme, according to … Continue reading

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Exploitation TV coming to a coffee shop near you

It’s always good to watch out when the national media comes to Croydon. Laden with preconceptions and unfortunate stereotypes, their tone is normally unhelpful about Croydon’s difficulties. Another exploitative effort comes from Channel 4 on Tuesday night, when the second … Continue reading

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Send ’em back! Councillor’s rant against traveller groups

Sexism, rants against the local press for failing to be sufficiently subservient, and racism – last night’s full meeting of the council at the Town Hall had it all. It was as if, for Croydon’s ruling Conservative group, the 1930s … Continue reading

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All down the pub for drinks on the meat-eating veggie

Seems we were verging into the realm of prophesy last night when, after the penultimate episode of this week’s Channel 4 Come Dine With Me from Croydon, we wrote: “Now if Preston manages to outdo that on Friday, that will … Continue reading

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Snakes alive: cookery show discovers hidden talents

Well that was a surprise. The trouble with formulaic TV shows is that, well, they conform to a formula, and rarely depart much from their tried and trusted recipe – unlike the contestants on reality cookery shows. And it has … Continue reading

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Shamon! Wacko TV cooking contestants skewer Croydon

It was local MP Gavin Barwell who declared to the world in his maiden speech to the House of Commons that Croydon “has an image problem”. Yet for all the damage done to the town’s image by the “Croydon facelift“, … Continue reading

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